The Shawna Shea Film Festival is pleased to announce a sister festival of shorts to be screened at Nick's in the very cool and hip Canal District of Worcester, Massachusetts.

The film festival will take place on Saturday, May 16 at Nick's 124 Millbury Street, Worcester Massachusetts

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All proceeds to benefit the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity.

The mission of the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation Inc. is to support young people, especially women, in filmmaking, performance arts and other artistic and cultural endeavors through financial assistance, collaborative fellowships, mentoring and educational opportunities. The Shea Family established the Foundation in memory of Shawna, a creative and artistic young woman who lost her life too soon and we strive to sustain her legacy of encouraging young people who live in the margins of society and yet have dreams and aspirations in the fields of film and performance arts.

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Best of Festival
Best Short
Best Director
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Winning Shorts to be screened at the Shawna Shea Film Festival in Southbridge Massachusetts this October.
All films accepted films get a festival pass.

Shorts must be under 30 minutes.
Shorts must have been produced after January 2014.
If selected we only want digital files.
There are no premiere status requirements, but hey, it would be nice.
Once accepted films can not be withdrawn.
All decisions are final.
There is a strict no waiver policy. It's a fundraiser and submission process are low.
Attendance is not required but would be appreciated

Overall Rating
  • Jung-Ah Kim

    I had a great time at the festival.
    Skip and other members of the festival were sweet and supportive of the filmmakers.
    I enjoyed talking to some other filmmakers at the festival.
    Thank you!

    May 2019
  • I had a wonderful time once again; great cause that supports the careers and futures of female filmmakers while being open to ALL! Skip & family are really hitting their stride with this important festival! Was happy to be there! Our film picked up Best Supporting Female Performance for Naira Zakaryan in The Impeccable. - MIKE

    May 2019
  • Maryanne Galvin

    Proud and honored to be among the fine selections at the SSFF Spring Shorts Festival at the International. Excellent communication with the festival before, during and after. Smallish audience but full of enthusiasm. Very well attended by other filmmakers who were delightful during Q & A and mingling on the stop & turn after the screenings. Fingers crossed our future films are invited!

    July 2018
  • Two members of our team attended the festival and it was such a welcoming experience. Skip and his team were excellent in communicating. A lot of the filmmakers were in attendance which allowed for a great opportunity to network in between the screenings. The Q & A session was also a great opportunity to hear what some of the inspirations were for these films and what everyone was doing in the future. We were honored to be chosen for Best Local Short will be back and bringing more of our cast and crew to the event in October.

    June 2018
  • Unfortunately we couldn't attend the festival, but communication with Skip was very good. It was a honor to be part of this festival.

    May 2018